Category Archives: Spirituality

A Lenten Discipline

Over the last several months I have shared from my heart about the ups and downs of my weight loss journey. Admittedly, it’s much easier to write about the successes, but in the spirit of honesty and humility, I confess … Continue reading

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Reflections on the New Year

2013 is here! Happy New Year! May this year be one of new possibilities and opportunities for love, health, happiness and wholeness. Though most people think of a new year starting on January 1, as I reflect on the meaning … Continue reading

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A Response to the tragedy in Newtown, CT

Today’s post will deviate from my usual thoughts about weight loss, healthy habits, body image, etc. The following is a note that I sent to my parishioners and posted on my church’s facebook page last night. It seemed appropriate to … Continue reading

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The Least of These

In the last week I have read many articles and commentaries about the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State University. The acts committed by former defensive football coach Jerry Sandusky are horrific and unconscionable. He preyed on the vulnerability of … Continue reading

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Signs of Beauty and Tranquility

Many have already heard that I am being appointed as full-time pastor at the Oak Chapel United Methodist Church in Wooster, Ohio effective July 1. That exciting news will be included in a future blog post. Over the last few … Continue reading

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Prayer in the Workplace

Over the last few months during my hiatus from “official” pastoral ministry, I have had the opportunity to hold two part-time jobs. I am working on the Residence Life staff at MTSO, the seminary from which I graduated in May. … Continue reading

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Remembering the Saints

Today is All Saints Day, a day in which we remember the lives of those who have gone before us. Though there are many among the faithful who have influenced my journey, today I am specifically honoring two men of … Continue reading

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